The Flat Belly Diet menu follows Mediterranean-style diets, which include foods such as fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains. Meals on the plan include Dijon turkey wraps, baked chicken Parmesan, chocolate pudding with bananas and graham crackers, sesame chicken with snow peas, and breakfast tacos. The focus of the diet is monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil and nuts, which the dieter eats with every meal.
The diet's first four days focus on reducing bloating. The dieter avoids processed foods, foods that cause gas and certain carbohydrates. Meals can't have any additional salt during this period.
Over the next four weeks, the dieter eats four meals per day. Each meal is 400 calories, and the dieter has meals no more than four hours apart. The diet has recipes and snack plans for the dieter to use.
The Flat Belly Diet requires dieters to eat monounsaturated fats because it claims the acids in these types of fats get rid of belly fat. However, these fatty acids actually don't have any special effect on belly fat, and it's impossible to target a specific area of the body for fat loss. Weight loss may occur on this diet due to the calorie restrictions. If a large amount of weight is lost, most of it is probably water weight instead of fat.